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Master’s Degrees in Secondary Education

4,951 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in secondary teaching is offered at 348 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 24% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of secondary teaching graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Secondary Teaching Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,951 master's degrees were awarded to secondary teaching majors. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in secondary teaching at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 4,951
Bachelor’s Degree 3,393
Associate’s Degree 605
Undergraduate Certificate 301
Graduate Certificate 296
Basic Certificate 25
Doctor’s Degree 14

Earnings of Secondary Teaching Majors With Master’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for secondary teaching majors who have their master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in secondary teaching. About 61.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,888
Women 3,063
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Secondary Teaching

The racial-ethnic distribution of secondary teaching master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 132
Black or African American 507
Hispanic or Latino 403
White 3,345
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 511
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Secondary Teaching Master's Degree Students

There are 348 colleges that offer a master’s degree in secondary teaching. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
571 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for secondary teaching students seekinga master's degree is Grand Canyon University. Roughly 96,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 571 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from Grand Canyon University. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

128 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 128 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 52% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
114 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of West Alabama. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

The secondary teaching program at University of West Alabama awarded 114 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Redlands

Redlands, California
100 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Redlands. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,020 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from University of Redlands. Of these students, 55% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
86 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Monticello is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,779 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,631 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from UAM. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 77% were women.

#6

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
79 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for secondary teaching majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Missouri - St Louis. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 master's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at UMSL. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#7

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
77 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The secondary teaching program at Liberty University awarded 77 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 61% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

National Louis University

Chicago, Illinois
63 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National Louis University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,646 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from NLU. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#9

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
62 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loyola Marymount University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,606 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from Loyola Marymount. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#10

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington
61 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seattle Pacific University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,604 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,636 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from SPU. About 87% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
58 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

The secondary teaching program at University of the Cumberlands awarded 58 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 69% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
58 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kennesaw State University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 master's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at KSU Georgia. About 79% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
57 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,207 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 master's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at Old Dominion. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#14

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California
53 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Clara University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,998 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,056 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 master's degrees were handed out to secondary teaching majors at SCU. Of these students, 68% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

52 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 14,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,170 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their master's degree in secondary teaching from UNH. About 58% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
52 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

The secondary teaching program at Pace University - New York awarded 52 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky
51 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Morehead State University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,260 per year.

The secondary teaching program at Morehead State University awarded 51 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
50 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DePaul University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

The secondary teaching program at DePaul University awarded 50 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#19

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma
49 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in secondary teaching. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,084 per year.

The secondary teaching program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University awarded 49 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

New York University

New York, New York
48 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in secondary teaching. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The secondary teaching program at New York University awarded 48 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to secondary teaching that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Elementary Education 7,385
Teacher Education 4,156
Teacher Development & Methodology 3,761
Early Childhood Education 3,466
Adult & Continuing Education 864

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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